Principal letter January

1/13/2020 8:51 pm

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Winter Break. I know for me it was great to enjoy some much needed family time. As much as it was nice to slow down for a bit, I couldn’t wait to get back. It’s hard to believe that we are in a new year, 2020, and half way through the school year. I am so proud of the academic progress that our students have made and the goals they continue to strive for. Our amazing and passionate teachers continue to challenge our students daily.

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Amazing Race Prize Safety Notification

12/5/2019 10:55 am

Yesterday, the prizes were handed out to the students and it was brought to our attention today that the survival bracelet actually has multiple survival tools, including a compass, and a fire starter claw. In the clasp there is a sharp piece of metal that looks like a claw. This piece makes the bracelet inappropriate for school as it creates a hazard and could create a spark. We sincerely apologize for this oversight.

We have two options for everyone who received one.

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Principal letter November

12/4/2019 11:50 pm

We are so proud of our DCES teachers and staff as we continue to be an A rated school. Did you know that our combined teacher’s years of experience equals 375, making our teachers average 12 years of experience. We have four Nation Board Certified teachers, Google Certified teachers, Gifted Certified teachers and this year Mrs. Sparks is the elementary P.E. teacher of the year for the state of Arizona! I can’t say enough of how fortunate we are to have the amazing teachers that we do. It’s the combined parents support and amazing teachers that makes DCES so special and unique, as well as, one of the top performing schools in the district and state.

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DCES Assistant Principal Update

11/7/2019 10:31 pm

I am writing to inform you that as of today Desert Canyon Elementary School has hit their threshold for a full-time Assistant Principal.  This gives Mr. Tiras the wonderful opportunity to be full time at Desert Canyon Elementary.  Laguna will be posting and hiring a new Assistant Principal for their campus.  This posting will go live this week and Mr. Tiras will remain at Laguna until they are able to hire someone to fill their position. 

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Principal letter September

11/7/2019 10:22 pm

It is so wonderful to see our Cubbies in their routine and excited to learn each day! We have a lot of exciting things going on this month. Our 3-5th grade classes are at a 1:1 ratio for Chromebooks and our primary grades are currently at a 1:2 ratio with plans to increase. We want to thank SUSD and our PTO for purchasing these laptops to help integrate Science and Technology in our classrooms!

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Student arrival and dismissal times

8/5/2019 6:01 pm

Our school day starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm for Kindergarten - 5th grade.  This week is an exception for Kindergarten.  Just a reminder that students are not to come on campus until 8:25 am.  Gates will be open at 8:25 am tomorrow morning and students will go to the playground.  The last day for parents to come on campus before our gate to gate policy is Wednesday, August 7th. Thank you for your support.

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DCES First day of school 第一天

8/2/2019 10:10 pm

First day of school!

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DCES Families back to school letter

8/2/2019 9:31 pm

Welcome 欢迎 back to our 2019-2020 school year!

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